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Huron High School Speech & Debate team members placing in the national qualifying tournament held in Harrisburg over the weekend were, front row, from left, Mylie Byrd, Samantha Swanson, Green Ta Bah and Cameron Cutshaw; and in back, Lily Halter, Tessa Gogolin and Antoni Sorto.
HURON — The Huron Speech & Debate Team attended the Northern South Dakota National Qualifying Tournament hosted at Harrisburg High School on Feb. 16-17.  
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South Dakota State Fairgrounds announces renaming of two buildings

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair is thrilled to announce the renaming of two deep-rooted buildings on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

County approves supply bids

HURON — The Beadle County Commission reviewed highway supply bids for 2024 with Highway Superintendent Jason Fritzsche during Tuesday’s meeting. Fritzsche noted multiple different companies bid on different portions of the supplies needed, with overall cost roughly $120 per mile more expensive than 2023 . . .

County Commission hosts township meeting

The Beadle County Commission holds annual township meeting
National news
This image provided by NASA and the European Space Agency shows images of six candidate massive galaxies, seen 500 to 800 million years after the Big Bang. One of the sources (bottom left) could contain as many stars as our present-day Milky Way, but is 30 times more compact. (NASA via AP)

Space telescope uncovers massive galaxies near cosmic dawn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered what appear to be massive galaxies dating back to within 600 million years of the Big Bang, suggesting the early universe may have had a stellar fast-track that produced these “monsters.”

Huge underground search for mysterious dark matter begins

LEAD (AP) – In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what so far has been unfindable: dark matter.

Astronomers discover farthest star yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered the farthest star yet, a super-hot, super-bright giant that formed nearly 13 billion years ago at the dawn of the cosmos. But this luminous blue …

Area wrestlers aim for top spots in Class B

Multiple Heartland teams send multiple wrestlers to state tourney this coming weekend
Huron boys hold on for win against Knights
Huron boys trail early but take over lead in third quarter then hold on for win over O'Gorman Tuesday
Kingsbury County wins Region 1B title
Area teams qualify wrestlers for state tournament
Sioux Falls wins Girls' 14U state tournament
Finals of state 14U girls hockey tournament from the weekend

Letter - Stienhoff 2-19-24

Writer recognizes Huron School Board members

Picking nits, pulling apart

In this From the Mound, the writer examines claims around abortion that are intended to divide rather than unite on the issue

Letter - Flowers 2-16-24

Writer questions work in state and national legislature

Letter - Roberts 2-12-24

Writer remembers Toby Keith

HCF now accepting grant applications

HURON — The application period for Huron Community Foundation grants - the application used for the various family fund grants as well as HCF grants - are being accepted thru March 15.

A visit to the dentist

Christian Learning Center preschool visits local dentist

Sharing the season of love

Prairie Wranglers 4-H club creates Valentine's cards for StoneyBrook residents

KCBS judging school date set at Nordby Exhibit Hall

Judging school for June BBQ Championships set for April 13
Dianna C. Jungemann
JEFFERSON — Dianna C. Jungemann, 74, of Jefferson and formerly of Yankton, died on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Bierwagen officiating.
Theresa Upchurch
SPEARFISH — Theresa Upchurch, 96, of Spearfish and formerly of Huron, passed away peacefully Monday, February 12, 2024, with her daughter at her side, at Avantara St. Cloud in Rapid City. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron.
David Stanley Lanz
ST. LAWRENCE — David Stanley Lanz, 92, of St. Lawrence, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. prayer service today, Feb, 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Miller.
Peggy (Forbus) Hargens
MILLER — Peggy (Forbus) Hargens, 73, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at Good Samaritan Society in Miller, surrounded by her family. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at the Community Church of St. Lawrence.
Martha M. Schmeichel
HURON — Martha M. Schmeichel, 93, of Huron, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord Jesus at Avantara Huron on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with her son by her side. At her request, no public service will be held.
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Heartland Cuisine: P.E.O. - Philanthropic Educational Organization

Huron PEO chapters celebrate 50 years, share recipes


Wipf named to Dean's List

SIOUX FALLS — Colleen Wipf of Frankfort is among students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.The Dean’s List recognized 980 …

Cherry prom court

High school Cherry Prom held Sunday night

HHS Speech team offers public performance

Huron speech and debate to perform Tuesday at 5:30 pm

Children's Theater production Saturday

Missoula Children's Theater performance on Saturday

Destination Imagination: where fun meets innovation

Destination Imagination looks to build strong program through community funding
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